At this point, many say you need to disconnect the SATA power cable from the drive and wait one minute. Yes, count to sixty. Then plug the SATA power cable back into the drive. There is a bit of debate about this step in the forums but that is what I did and it worked fine in my case. *IF and only if* you choose not to disconnect drive power temporarily, you need to at least change back to the test level prompt (type F3 1>/T (enter)) at this point before continuing.
This is not a democracy.
It doesn't matter if 51% agrees to one or the other.
- Disconnecting the power has been reported to work.
- Disconnecting the power has NEVER been reported to create an unrecoverable problem.
- NOT disconnecting the power has been reported to work.
- NOT disconnecting the power has NEVER been reported to create an unrecoverable problem.
Just do it (whatever you think better), if it doesn't work, re-start from scratch and use the "other" method.